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PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2014

37 C.F.R. 42.12 provides that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) the power to sanction parties. The Board has been reluctant to officially

Republicans eye further patent reform for 2015

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

With the incoming Republican majority itching to make their mark, patent reform appears at the top of the legislative agenda for 2015. As discussed

CAFC considers justiciability of PTAB appeal issues

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2014

In recent weeks, the CAFC has twice considered whether or not the trial orders of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) become appealable

CAFC emphasizes limitation on patent reissue claim scope

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2014

As provided by 35 U.S.C. 251, Patent Reissue is a mechanism by which a patent owner may correct an error in an issued patent. A proper reissue

New representative order on PTAB amendment practice

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has successfully fulfilled its charge as a speedy, cost

Renewed patent reform chatter, why?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

As we approach the witching hour of mid-term elections, Congress begins to turn back to the business of law making. With so few legislative

IPR final decisions track reexamination outcomes

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

With two full years of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings on the books, we now have an adequate sample of decisions158 through 92614. While most

Impact of requests for rehearing on overall IPR pendency

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

As discussed previously, the PTAB is experiencing a filing rate of 150 AIA trial petitions per month (184 last month alone). This includes petitions

PTAB cracks down on copy cat AIA petitions

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

Last Friday, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) designated seven informational decisions. In each decision, the Office denied institution of an

Statutory estoppel for IPR petition misses?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

In a strange twist, an unsuccessful IPR petitioner is currently urging the CAFC to adopt an expansive interpretation of statutory estoppel for Inter